Japanese Netsuke

Japanese Netsuke

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The Japanese netsuke is a thing of wonder: a utilitarian accessory to traditional Japanese dress that has become an art form in itself, prized by collectors from East to West. The V&A's collection of netsuke is world-famous, and this stunning book draws on its many highlights to explore the origins of netsuke and to trace the sources of their designs in prints, paintings and woodblock-printed books. It records the evolution of materials and techniques and the patterns of craftsmanship, in a text that is both accessible and comprehensive, and is illustrated with some of the very finest examples of netsuke.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 214 x 244 x 16mm | 662.24g
  • V & A Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 125 colour illustrations
  • 1851777024
  • 9781851777020
  • 138,211

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About Julia Hutt

Julia Hutt is Curator in the Asian Department of the V&A with particular responsibility for Japanese lacquer-work, inro and netsuke.

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